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About me

Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, no one is immune to mental health difficulties. Whether it be mood or anxiety; autism or other conditions recognising the need for help is the bravest step to take. Your goal doesn't need to be huge, it can be a few more steps along the journey to freedom from the torment of mental health difficulties.

I consider my position as a therapist to be to a privilege, in being part of your personal journey to change. It’s not just about accessing a therapist it’s about accessing the right one.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist, as well as a Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Forensic Mental Healthcare. I have 20 years’ experience working in mental health which provides a foundation from which to understand each client’s needs. With experience in acute mental health, brain injury, community mental health, forensic mental health.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


Additional information

£75 per session

When I work

Appointments are available between the hours of 9.30am and 8pm weekdays, and weekend appointments available upon request.

Belfast, Antrim, BT4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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